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Women encouraged to love their 'hip dips'

The Independent logo The Independent 8/07/2017 Rachel Hosie

Hip dips are nothing to be ashamed of / Instagram/little_yogi_mama © Provided by Independent Print Limited Hip dips are nothing to be ashamed of / Instagram/little_yogi_mama From thigh gaps to bikini bridges, women are constantly being given different body parts over which to obsess.

Fortunately, however, the latest trends are more body positive and aim to encourage women to love the body parts they may have previously maligned.

First came the visible tummy outline, and now we have hip dips.

‼️ HOLD UP let's talk about hip dips for a minute πŸ€”πŸ€” As you can see from this picture and many of my other pictures I have preeeeeetty large 'hip dips'.. This is where my leg/hip area comes in just before my quad starts.. I thought these lil dips were unique to me until I read the gorgeous @sjamesfit this morning all about how they're actually a huge insecurity to loads of women!! I then went on to google hip dips and read all about how they're seen as a bad thing for women and some people even go as far as to have fat injected into them to smooth them out 😱😱😱😱 WELL I sure as hell wasn't about to add another thing onto my insecurity list πŸ˜‚βœ‹πŸΌβœ‹πŸΌβœ‹πŸΌ If anyone else has these cute a-- hip dips then you should rock them.. For 20 years I've picked at areas of my body I hate but not once did I pick up on these! A few years ago I would have read that article and suddenly felt insecure and wanted to change them. Now I don't give a p-- what other people think looks good on women or not. I think they're cool. 😎 πŸ˜‚ And yes growing my quads 17483 times bigger has probably made the hip dips even more prominent but quads are cool too. Conclusion: I'm cool. You're cool. Everyone's cool. Bye. Don't forget to watch my latest YouTube video where I unbox my supplement delivery from @womensbest πŸ’•πŸ’• LINK IN MY BIO πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• #fitness #fit #health #healthy #gym #workout #Abs #glutes #fitfam #girlswholift #cardio #fitspo #instafit #gains #girlgains #muscle #strength #motivation #muslce #booty #leanin15 #gymshark #gymsharkwomen #womensbest

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And Denise Hatton, chief executive of YMCA England and Wales, a founding partner of the Be Real Campaign for body confidence stresses that hip dips are perfectly natural.

β€œWe know 70 per cent of adult women have felt pressure from television and magazines to have this idealised body and the recent focus on β€˜hip dips’ is another example of a body craze that is potentially damaging to long-term health,” she told HuffPost, referring to the obsession with getting rid of them.

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